Church Endorses Transitions for Transgender Children ‘at All Ages’

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The Episcopal Church recently backed Episcopalians of any age seeking gender-affirming care in medical, social or other settings. The 80th General Convention, which is the highest governing body of the church, passed a resolution on the endorsement. It specified that Episcopalians seeking gender-affirming care would be accepted and supported by the church, a move that has sparked great debate on social media.

The 80th General Convention met in Baltimore, Maryland, in July. The General Convention considered 412 resolutions, including Resolution D066 endorsing gender-affirming care, one of several controversial resolutions passed.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.” 2 Cor. 11:13

Shortly after the resolution’s approval, TransEpiscopal posted a blog on its website approving the act.

“In the current political climate, the trans and non-binary community is being targeted,” the post said. “In 2021, there were over 290 anti LGBTIQ bills introduced in various states across the county, twenty-five of which became law. Eight of those laws targeted trans and non-binary people. 2022 is on track to surpass this numTransEpiscopal condemned legislators targeting bills at trans and nonbinary youth. The site called out Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his direction to the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate for child abuse parents who supported gender-affirming care for their children.

While Texas courts have since blocked those investigations, TransEpiscopal said trans and nonbinary youth are still a target of many Republican states.ber.”

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